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Epic Video Shows Cowboy Wrangle Steer On Highway

Michigan drivers on a Detroit area highway got to experience the Wild West up close!

A viral video shows a steer running on a bus highway in Oakland County, Michigan.

The steer wasn’t alone though!

The video shows a cowboy with his lasso right on the tail of the steer.

Watch the epic chase here:

Here’s what Fox 8 News reported:

A runaway steer recently caused quite the ruckus in Michigan when it took to a Detroit-area highway.

Reportedly on the loose for weeks, state troopers and bovine wranglers worked together to finally capture the animal Sunday afternoon and, luckily, the action was caught on camera (as seen in the video above).

The steer, whom the Detroit Free Press said is named Lester, was spotted near I-75 in Oakland County Sunday after it was one of five to get loose in a ranch transfer. When the animal gave chase, Michigan State Police (MSP) Second District helped keep traffic at bay when the steer ran into the roadway.

A team, which “comprised of men and women comparable to the cast of Yellowstone,” according to MSP Second District troopers, employed four wheelers, horses and rope to get the steer.

“Eventually after much tom foolery, the critter was captured and removed from the freeway,” MSP Second District said in a tweet. “Troopers reopened the freeway and things quickly got back to normal. The bovine was not charged and is back in the pasture with a story to tell all the other livestock.”

CBS News covered the story too:

It was a close call for just about everyone involved after a cow got loose on Sunday on a Michigan highway.

Video captured by Michigan State Police near Detroit shows the animal running onto Interstate 75 in Oakland County, and it looks like it’s straight out of the movies, being trailed by a real-life cowboy on horseback.

Eventually, the cowboy was able to safely wrangle the cow.

No one was hurt.


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